Wed 5 Jul, 2017 09:55 pm
I believe both of the following sentences are correct. But what is the difference if I use "the" or not...?
1. Mr. Smith plays violin.
2. Mr. Smith plays the violin.
I seem to recall that if you play violin, you play in a group (orchestra, quartet, etc.). If you play THE violin, you generally play solo (or with a piano accompaniment).
Or does this make absolutely no difference?
Both sentences mean the same.